We know your artwork is priceless.
You spent countless hours creating your design, so treat it to a high-end finish that will make a statement. All over sublimation printing is a wonderful way to show off your artwork in all its glory.
Whether you’re a business owner or a custom apparel brand, we want to help you exhibit your creative vision by sublimating it!
Sublimation is the best printing method to achieve all over prints with no color limitations. It allows you to produce lifelike images that are dyed into the fabric, rather than printed on the surface, so your design will never crack or peel.
How all over sublimation printing works
When we begin production for an all over sublimation project, we print the design onto special transfer paper.
Then, we apply the transfer paper to the garment and add heat that turns the ink into a gas.
The gas penetrates the fibers within the fabric and bonds with them.
Once the garment has cooled, the ink is permanently embedded into the fabric and the all over print is complete!
Can you DIY sublimation?
Technically, you can DIY anything—but we don’t always recommend it.
While it is possible to purchase a sublimation printer and transfer paper to print your own all over sublimation designs, the results are often less than ideal.
If you’re not experienced in the printing process, it’s easy to make mistakes that can ruin your garment or result in an inferior print.
Plus, the all over sublimation printing process can be time-consuming, and it requires a significant amount of equipment.
Unless you aspire to become a custom apparel manufacturer yourself, we don’t recommend DIYing your sublimation project (or working with an inexperienced custom apparel company).
So, why would you choose sublimation printing instead of screen printing, direct-to-garment (DTG), or another method?
Here are a few reasons why all over sublimation could be the perfect fit for your project:
1. All over sublimation printing allows you to print your artwork from seam to seam.
While screen printing and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing have restrictions on where you can print your design, sublimation printing allows you to print whatever you want, wherever you want it. Every exterior piece of your garment is fair game.
And BTW, you can spot a sublimated shirt from a mile away by its vibrant colors and rich print quality.
2. If you love polyester, sublimation is the printing method for you!
Sublimation and polyester go hand in hand.
If you’re wondering what polyester actually is, just know that it’s a synthetic fabric made from petroleum-based products. It’s strong and durable, which is why it’s often used in performance apparel.
But polyester also has a few other properties that make it ideal for sublimation printing, including a low absorption rate and high heat resistance.
Want cotton shirts? Then sublimation is a no-go. Screen printing or another printing method will work much better for your project.
3. Sublimation is ideal if you have complex designs or images that need to be printed in multiple colors.
Sublimation = maximum design versatility.
If you want a million colors in your design, that’s great. However, screen printing it will be a real challenge. On the other hand, sublimation allows you to print as many colors as you want without breaking the bank.
Sublimation always begins on white polyester fabric. But through our process, you can create the entire exterior of the shirt to be any color you want, including black. Pretty cool, right?
4. Sublimation printing is durable, meaning your artwork won’t fade or crack over time.
Sublimation printing is one of the most durable printing methods available.
The process of sublimation actually bonds the ink to the fabric, so your design will have the gift of youth forever.
If your garments will be washed or worn often, sublimation is an excellent printing method to choose.
5. Our all over sublimation printing services at Scrappy Apparel have a low minimum order quantity (MOQ) of 24 pieces.
Need 24 polyester shirts? We have you covered.
Need 10,000 polyester shirts? You can count on us.
24 may be the minimum, but we don’t have a maximum. You can trust us to scale your brand to infinity.
6. Our sublimation program uses a cut and sew process that ensures consistent, picture-perfect results.
Our sublimation program is our baby. That’s why we develop our own garment patterns and source our own fabric for it.
Instead of using sublimation on wholesale blanks, we use a cut and sew process to ensure that your artwork is displayed perfectly on the garment.
Here’s how it works:
1. We cut the fabric into the necessary pieces to make the garment.
2. We use sublimation printing to add your design all over the exterior of each piece.
3. We sew the garment together for the perfect finish.
7. You are welcome to private label our garments.
Many of our fabrics are made from high-end polyester, which means they are perfect for sublimation printing.
We also offer private labeling services, so you can put your own brand on our garments and sell them in your store. And TBH, you’ll want to private label our threads as soon as you get your hands on them.
We have the softest, yet toughest garments out there. (It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s true.)
Your customers will be amazed at how silky and comfortable our garments are. But don’t let the softness fool you—our threads are durable and made to last.
Nobody can sublimate like Scrappy Apparel.
If you want a seamless sublimation project from start to finish, we’re the ones to talk to.
When you choose Scrappy Apparel for your all over sublimation printing needs, you can rest assured that you’re working with the best in the business.
We have a team of experts who are passionate about all things sublimation and are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible experience.
Plus, we have the equipment to print all over sublimation at scale, so you’ll never outgrow our resources.
Choose to work with us today, and we’ll be your custom apparel partners for life!
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